Religion Notes


May 19, 2006

Commemoration of Holocaust set

The Church of the Resurrection in Ellicott City will commemorate the Holocaust with liturgy and dialogue this weekend. Six candles will be lighted at each of the weekend Masses in remembrance of the 6 million Jews who died in the Shoah.

Leo Bretholz, a Holocaust survivor and author of Leap into Darkness, will speak at 7 p.m. Sunday in the church's chapel.

Information: 410-465-1169 or 410-461-9111.

Final concert slated in UU Chalice Series

The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Columbia's UU Chalice Series will present its final concert of the season, "A Peabody Preparatory Spectacular," at 7 p.m. tomorrow at Owen Brown Interfaith Center, 7246 Cradlerock Way, Columbia.

The concert will feature the Peabody Prep's Violin Choir and the Peabody Children's Chorus, which will perform a selection of works based on texts by Shakespeare, Blake, Verlaine and Frost, and a newly commissioned work by Peabody composer Judah Adashi.

Tickets are $15 in advance; $10 for students. A $3 surcharge will be applied to tickets purchased at the door. Children to age 12 will be admitted free if accompanied by a paying adult. Patron tickets are $25.

Information: 410-381-0097.

Examining media for anti-Israel bias

The Lubavitch Center of Howard County will sponsor a lecture and discussion, "American Media and Reporting on Israel," with Judge Herbert Grossman, a member of the board of directors of the media watch group, EyeOnThePost Inc., and author of J'Accuse the N.Y. Times and Washington Post: Biased Reporting from the Middle East. He will speak about the origin and history of anti-Israel bias in the media.

The event will be held at 6:30 p.m. Sunday at the Lubavitch Center, 770 Howes Lane, Columbia.

Admission is free. Kosher home-baked pizza will be for sale at 5 p.m. A program for small children will be available during the talk.

Registration is requested but not required.

Information: 410-740-2424.

Ecumenical workshop scheduled for May 28

The Columbia Cooperative Ministry will hold its 14th Ecumenical Baccalaureate Worship Service at 7:30 p.m. May 28 at Wilde Lake Interfaith Center, 10431 Twin Rivers Road, Columbia.

Anita J. Bishop-Johnson, law minister of New Imani Community Church in Randallstown, will speak.

The service will honor all graduating high school students in Howard and surrounding counties.

Information: 410-730-9137.

Federation to hold 2nd Women's Event

The Jewish Federation of Howard County will hold its second Women's Event, honoring 10 women for their contributions to Jewish life in Howard County, at 6:30 p.m. June 7 at Temple Isaiah, 12200 Scaggsville Road, Fulton.

Debra Weinberg, who recently completed a mission to the former Soviet Union to advocate for elderly Jews, will speak. She will be introduced by WBAL-TV reporter Deborah Weiner.

A silent auction, raffle and music by Alex Brown are planned.

Tickets are $54 to $180. Proceeds will benefit Jewish Family Services and other community programs.

Information: 410-730-4976, ext. 21, or www.jewishhoward

Capitol Steps at Temple Isaiah

The political satirical group, the Capitol Steps, will perform at Temple Isaiah at 8 p.m. tomorrow to celebrate the Reform congregation's 36th anniversary.

Tickets for open seating are $54; assigned seats are $108 and include a line in the synagogue's anniversary program. Light refreshments will be served after the performance.

Information: Eric Krupkin, 410-888-9100.

Christ Church Link offers aid referrals

Christ Church Link, a program of Christ Episcopal Church in Columbia, offers referrals to service agencies in Howard County and Maryland.

Callers can be referred to agencies that help prevent evictions and utility cutoffs, provide food and help with employment and other needs.

Service hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays; 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesdays; and 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursdays.

Information or to request help: 410-309-9695.

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